Seek to Please God… Don\’t Work So hard

\"Pointing\”And without faith it is impossible to please him [God], for whoever would draw near to God  must believe that he exists and  that he rewards those who seek him\” (Hebrews 11:6).

Have you ever tried so hard to please God through righteousness acts?

All of your efforts have sent you into one tiresome tailspin after the other.

I know that feeling!

The more we work to fulfil righteousness, either the more unrighteous we discover that we are, or we simply resort to self-righteousness to make ourselves feel better.

Neither situation is God\’s best for us. 

The author of Hebrews relieves us with this good news: we do not have to work so hard to please God. Pleasing God is a matter of faith. Seeking God is a matter of faithfulness.

When we faithfully seek God, we live by faith and not works. Our own righteousness acts are but as filthy rags, anyhow (ref. Isaiah 64:6).

Faith teaches us that the power of God\’s righteousness is fulfilled in us through Christ\’s finished work on the cross (ref Romans 8:3-4). Without Christ, we can do nothing (ref John 15:5)!

As the old adage goes, \”We do have skin in the game.\” Our role is to trust that Jesus did it for us; remain committed to the cause of Christ in faith, hope, and love. 

Let\’s stop trying so hard; slow down; keep it simple. Rest in God\’s power to empower us to walk by faith in Christ rather than our own works. 

Dr. Antipas L. Harris
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